Residents charge their mobile phones at the Hokkaido prefectural headquarters in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, due to a blackout after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. // AFP PHOTO
Residents charge their mobile phones at the Hokkaido prefectural headquarters in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, due to a blackout after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. // AFP PHOTO

Sapporo flights cancelled after quake

Tourism September 06, 2018 20:04

By The Nation

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Thai Airways International announced on Thursday that its flights to the Japanese city of Sapporo have been cancelled due to the Hokkaido earthquake.



The quake hit on Wednesday morning leaving several homes damaged and a power outage, forcing the closure of New Chitose Airport. 

For passenger safety, all commercial airlines have cancelled their Sapporo flights. 

Pedestrians cross a street in darkness due to blackout in Sapporo, northern Japan, 06 September 2018. // EPA-EFE PHOTO

Those cancelled include the TG670 from Suvarnabhumi airport on September 6 and TG671 from Sapporo on September 7.

Thai said it would resume flights as soon as the airport reopens.

Passengers can check www.thaiairways.com or call Thai on 0-356-1111, 24-hours a day.